Immerse yourself in the forest. Tune into your senses. Reconnect with nature. Time spent under the canopy of trees gives us a boost that is both physical and mental.

Use the menu above to find out more about Forest Bathing+ and where you can join us.


Forest bathing is the deeply relaxing experience of immersing yourself in the woods, taking in the forest through your senses.

The practice originated in Japan, where studies have shown a large range of potential benefits including reducing stress, boosting the immune system, and decreasing feelings of anxiety and depression. Click here for more on the science behind forest bathing.

Wilder Lives sessions are led by Liz Burfield, who loves forest bathing for its combination of mindfulness and time in nature. Click here for more information about Liz and her approach to forest bathing.

You can also find out more about what actually happens in a session, or check out some of the comments from previous participants.


We have lots for you to look forward to in 2021…

We are excited to be offering events for the first time at Wendover Woods near Aylesbury, a beautiful site with lots of history that gives gorgeous views of the Chilterns.

The new year will also see regular bi-monthly events at our other new venue Salcey Forest. Salcey lies between Milton Keynes and Northampton – it was once part of a medieval royal hunting forest and is still home to ancient oaks.

And we’ll also be back at RSPB The Lodge (near Sandy, just off the A1 in Bedfordshire), a firm favourite with lovely winding trails among oak and birch.

Join us on one of the dates below to explore and experience these special places in a totally new way!


Please note that we are keeping all sessions under review with respect to Government restrictions. If it is necessary to cancel an event then you will be offered the opportunity to reschedule (where possible) or a full refund.

At Wilder Lives we aim to provide a safe space to enable you to relax and enjoy the woods and this will remain our priority. Group size, procedures, activities, and routes have been adapted in line with COVID-secure guidance – click for further details but please also feel free to contact us if you have any particular concerns or questions.

DateTimePrice*LocationBook tickets
17/04/2110.30am-12.30pm£25RSPB The LodgeEventbrite
14/05/2110am-1pm£35RSPB The LodgeEventbrite
22/05/2112.30pm-3.30pm£30Salcey ForestEventbrite
05/06/2110am-1pm£35RSPB The LodgeEventbrite
09/07/2110am-1pm£35RSPB The LodgeEventbrite
31/07/2112.30pm-3.30pm£30Salcey ForestEventbrite
07/08/2110am-1pm£35RSPB The LodgeEventbrite
03/10/2110.30am-12.30pm£25RSPB The LodgeEventbrite
* Please note there may be additional booking fees


Enjoy all of autumn

Spending time in nature can become even more important as the evenings start to draw in. But if the changing weather and shorter daylight hours mean you’re finding it a bit harder to leave the house, here are our top tips for getting out there and enjoying autumn forest bathing: Keep it toasty – if you are …


For booking, please use the links provided in the relevant event posts.

For more information or any questions, please contact Liz Burfield